Dana White Claims Ronda Rousey Refuses To Retire


Former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey hasn’t been seen inside the Octagon since getting obliterated by current champion Amanda Nunes at UFC 207.

Despite it being almost a year since the last time she competed, the UFC President Dana White says the former champion refuses to retire.

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“She has not retired,” White said at a media luncheon. “USADA is still popping up at her house testing her, but she refuses to retire.”

Rousey was the first ever UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion, defending the gold many times before losing it in a huge upset to Holly Holm at UFC 193 in November of 2015.

Even though a return fight with Rousey would generate plenty of potential fan interest, White doesn’t want her to fight anymore.

“I wouldn’t want to see it,” White told MMA Junkie. “I don’t want it to have to happen. I care about her, and she’s got enough money. She’s got enough money and all of that stuff. I don’t want to see it happen.”

Since her last appearance in the UFC, the former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion has been training for a potential professional wrestling debut in the WWE. Past rumors have linked Rousey to potential wrestling bouts against current WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion Charlotte and WWE Raw CEO Stephanie McMahon.

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